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News Comments > Forza Motorsport 6: Apex for Windows 10
23. Re: Forza Motorsport 6: Apex for Windows 10 Mar 1, 2016, 15:38 ForgedReality
 
Slick wrote on Mar 1, 2016, 15:17:
M$ is so good at listening to their customer's wants...

You will submit.
 
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News Comments > Forza Motorsport 6: Apex for Windows 10
17. Re: Forza Motorsport 6: Apex for Windows 10 Mar 1, 2016, 14:47 ForgedReality
 
Hopefully the DRM is cracked quickly to make it work with Win 7. This shit won't make me downgrade. XD  
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News Comments > The Division NVIDIA Trailer
5. Re: The Division NVIDIA Trailer Mar 1, 2016, 13:49 ForgedReality
 
Nullity wrote on Mar 1, 2016, 12:58:
Gadzooks wrote on Mar 1, 2016, 12:09:
the reflections in the game dont look anywhere near as good as they do in this video. At least not on my 970 at max settings. In the video, you can clearly see that objects being reflected but in the game (beta) everything had a massive blur to it, removing any and all crisp details.
That's odd. I have a 980, and during the beta, the reflections looked just like in this video. Perhaps you missed a setting, or maybe it was a beta bug?

Couldn't fit the extra texture data in 3.5 gigs.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
8. Re: Evening Tech Bits Feb 23, 2016, 11:53 ForgedReality
 
Funny. Microsoft is still trying to get in the AR game? Haven't heard anything of HoloLens for a long time, but I made this a bunch of years ago as a joke. XD

http://i.imgur.com/SAMtUNg.png

edit - the random name assigned to that image by Imgur almost says "Samsung". :O Confirmed: GearVR is gonna feature HL3.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 23, 2016, 11:08 ForgedReality
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 23, 2016, 11:00:
ForgedReality wrote on Feb 23, 2016, 10:42:
Yeah, Bill. Nobody will ever need more than 64kB either.

But you're right. You already set the precedent by allowing the NSA into all your devices, so, may as well throw the rest of the camel in the tent.

You also know that quote is famously out of context, right?

Because I typoed 64 when I meant 640? XD Bill is famously shortsighted. He got started in the game by stealing and selling someone else's shit. Of course he doesn't give a shit about his customers' privacy. He's been stealing and selling that for years too. He's not going to care about any legal precedent that allows for further transgressions.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 23, 2016, 10:59 ForgedReality
 
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 23, 2016, 10:46:
Cutter wrote on Feb 23, 2016, 10:24:
It was a device used in the commission of a crime, it's pretty cut and dry and has been even since before electronics were a thing.


Yep and they have it, do with it what you will boys, you're the experts.

Except, even with the supposed crime aspect, you can't merely ignore the constitution. You violate someone's rights in order to obtain evidence, and ordinarily, that kind of shit is inadmissible in court. But throw around the word "terrorism" and everything's fair game I guess. Fucking sheep.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 23, 2016, 10:42 ForgedReality
 
Yeah, Bill. Nobody will ever need more than 640kB either.

But you're right. You already set the precedent by allowing the NSA into all your devices, so, may as well throw the rest of the camel in the tent.

This comment was edited on Feb 23, 2016, 11:05.
 
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News Comments > Need for Speed PC Specs
7. Re: Need for Speed PC Specs Feb 19, 2016, 13:08 ForgedReality
 
Need For Speed has been absolute GARBAGE for over a fucking decade. The last good ones were High Stakes and Porsche Unleashed in 1999 and 2000 respectively. Since then, it's all annoying arcade trash. Sure, let's take a 145 degree corner doing 250mph in a Honda without even breaking the tires loose... in the wet!

Dumb.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 15, 2016, 14:54 ForgedReality
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 15, 2016, 14:06:
I will never buy an Apple but let's hope that the exclusion of the 3.5mm jack doesn't become a trend.

HAAHAHA!! That's dumb as shit! Who the fuck even uses the speaker on their phone? XD
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
15. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 10, 2016, 15:39 ForgedReality
 
nin wrote on Feb 10, 2016, 15:09:
whitelined wrote on Feb 10, 2016, 14:29:
Flash adds made me think of punch the monkey

That's a hell of a flashback...


Ba-da-bing!


Cutter wrote on Feb 10, 2016, 13:19:
And don't forget tracking. Besides ads being potentially dangerous there's the privacy component which I'd rate as more important. No, I do not give you permission to track my surfing the interwebs. What I'm doing is my business, not yours. If you can't respect that then fuck you, you get blocked.

Every single site tracks you, either for the purpose of retargeting (ads that follow you around), or for metrics (and whatever else they want to use that data for). Google Analytics stores an astonishing amount of information.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 3, 2016, 09:47 ForgedReality
 
Nobody should ever buy Seagate products. They're trash. They've been worse ever since they acquired Maxtor, and thus became the worst hard drive manufacturer on the planet. Serves you fuckers right for being dumb. There's a reason cheap shit is cheap. XD  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Feb 3, 2016, 09:45 ForgedReality
 
Glad I'm on 7 Enterprise. I don't even have to worry about this bullshit.  
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News Comments > Need for Speed Most Wanted Free on Origin
15. Re: Need for Speed Most Wanted Free on Origin Feb 3, 2016, 09:41 ForgedReality
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 3, 2016, 09:04:
Nice deal, except it ain't the actual NFS Most Wanted everyone loved ^^ Still, free is free.. so.. whatever

Origin. Not Even Once.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Feb 2, 2016, 01:16 ForgedReality
 
NetHead wrote on Feb 2, 2016, 01:02:
Cutter wrote on Feb 1, 2016, 20:39:
Highway gothic is easier to read.


1
2

I think the "1 Mile" version is much better.


Oh god! The new one is a lot closer to Comic Sans than I think they realize. The old one is much, much nicer. It's cleaner and feels more structured and is more easily legible, at least to me, based on that one example. The 6 on Highway Gothic makes me fucking angry. It is oddly skewed, like a little kid drew it. I'm assuming all of the numbers are like that. I'm just now realizing I'm overanalyzing this. Carry on.

I'm gonna go stab the driver ahead of me in the neck with a screwdriver now.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 1, 2016, 23:26 ForgedReality
 
I'm not sold on 21:9. Too many reports of issues with many games using the weird resolutions. I'd rather go for a standard aspect ratio 4k, curved, 48" quantum dot TV and use it as a monitor.  
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News Comments > SUPERHOT This Month
5. Re: SUPERHOT This Month Feb 1, 2016, 14:57 ForgedReality
 
yuastnav wrote on Feb 1, 2016, 10:45:
Unfortunately this month is quite busy for me and I'm going on a conference next month. How do I find the time? :/

Clearly, all you need to do is just stop moving.
 
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News Comments > Try Star Citizen for Free
42. Re: Try Star Citizen for Free Jan 30, 2016, 18:36 ForgedReality
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 30, 2016, 14:50:
MacLeod wrote on Jan 30, 2016, 13:44:
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 30, 2016, 12:34:
To those with actual feedback on the state of the game, thanks. How big is the download?

27gb

That's for the free version. We backers can download the full 35 GB! Not sure what else is included that you aren't getting. Sound like everything is there...

3 cosmetic skins for a ship you still can't fly, an additional garbage scow ship that also doesn't fly, and an added sound effect of Nelson from the Simpsons saying "HA! HA!"
 
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News Comments > PC Rise of the Tomb Raider Rises
29. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 28, 2016, 18:20 ForgedReality
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jan 28, 2016, 15:54:
ForgedReality wrote on Jan 28, 2016, 12:29:
"including 4k resolution"

Which every single game made in the last 10 years supports, so long as it lets the driver tell the game what resolutions your system (videocard and monitor) support. How is this a feature?


"advanced graphics"

Relative to what? A console? I bet it looks the exact same as those shitty, 5-years-behind, 2005-Dell-laptop-emulators, since it was made for fucking consoles...


"Pure Hair technology"

Oh jesus fucking christ. Excuse me while I go stab a baby.

I don't know if you've been living under a rock for the past 4 years or so but the gaming industry has kind of moved on from its brief infatuation with living room consoles as the only platform of relevance. If you can't find enough worthwhile games to play on the PC because some AAA releases are still console first, then you clearly need to find more uses for your time. Seriously bro, your comment is straight out of 2007 when consoles really were stealing the PC's thunder. In 2016 though, the problem is too many worthwhile games to play on the PC, not too few.

And as far as graphical advancements being "held back" by the consoles, we've hit the limit of where we're reasonably going to go. Diminishing returns have fully set in, and marginal improvements in graphical fidelity require huge budget increases. Have you not noticed how long the credits run for AAA releases? Game budgets for AAA games are already GIGANTIC. More powerful hardware implies the CAPABILITY for better graphics, but not the REALITY of it. To actually make better graphics, you need more artists, more animators, and more programmers, and these people all cost money to employ. Better hardware doesn't conjure more photorealism out of the ether: it merely gives those artists, animators, and programmers a larger performance budget to work with. Their time to make use of that performance budget, however, does not particularly change, which means that better graphics means a more expensive development process.

AAA game budgets aren't going to get any bigger (how much bigger could they conceivably get?) unless the market for AAA games gets larger. But that would mean making conscious efforts to expand the appeal of AAA games beyond the teens through mid-30s male demographic, but we all know how it goes if someone dares to suggest that maybe gaming should be less of an adolescent male power fantasy club.

Since when does improving hardware capabilities require increased budget? It's not like you need to hire "upgraded" employees.

It doesn't require any additional skills to create graphics in lower resolution. In fact, they're generally scaled way down in production and the originals are higher quality than required, but then optimized for the game. All they have to do is optimize "less."

Development is the same. All they need to do is use modern techniques and libraries. It's not any more difficult or costly, it's just more modern.

What increases AAA budgets is the need to constantly keep up with your audience's expectations. It's more and more difficult to impress gamers, so you need to be more creative and innovative. It's not the technology that drives up the cost of games.

In fact, it likely makes it easier to create games as game companies get better at utilizing the technology and build better and better dev tools. It takes less time, and you have a better product that you can likely use for future games, further optimizing development schedules.

That's before you consider advertising budgets, which likely cost considerably more than the development costs. That's publishers' fault. Thank them for your $60 cost of entry and $40 cut-from-the-final-build DLCs. Stop supporting that shit, and games will start to be better again and not cost as much.

Hell, there are one-man teams building games these days using modern tech on a nonexistent budget, and the games are looking every bit as good as AAA offerings. Technology doesn't make games cost more to make.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 28, 2016, 13:15 ForgedReality
 
Simon says shut the fuck up.  
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News Comments > PC Rise of the Tomb Raider Rises
3. Re: PC Rise of the Tomb Raider Rises Jan 28, 2016, 12:29 ForgedReality
 
"including 4k resolution"

Which every single game made in the last 10 years supports, so long as it lets the driver tell the game what resolutions your system (videocard and monitor) support. How is this a feature?


"advanced graphics"

Relative to what? A console? I bet it looks the exact same as those shitty, 5-years-behind, 2005-Dell-laptop-emulators, since it was made for fucking consoles...


"Pure Hair technology"

Oh jesus fucking christ. Excuse me while I go stab a baby.
 
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